Interest in solar power is increasing, spurred in part by international demand for alternative energy and a recent increase in the price of oil. As a result, there is more demand for the chemical vital to photovoltaic solar panels: polycrystalline silicon, or polysilicon.
Polysilicon is not a new. It serves as the base for most integrated circuits. Now, many design firms, including CDI Engineering Solutions, see demand for polysilicon growing exponentially.